christianity is not a religion? >> correct. it is a plos fee. ... philosophy. >> jon: nooooo! bill, why? bill, why? have you learned nothing from our friendship? you just handed that atheist another thing he can't [bleep] believe. christianity is a religion. christianity has a philosophical element but there is a difference between a philosophy and a religion. for instance, let's look at this. a lot in common. loose fitting clothing, beards, sandals, teaching through parables, martyrdom. but here's where we find the distinction between philosophy and religion. after their martyrdom, one of them got better.